• The currant-stem girdler
    The currant-stem girdler
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Girdler A maker of girdles.
    • Girdler (Zoöl) An American longicorn beetle (Oncideres cingulatus) which lays its eggs in the twigs of the hickory, and then girdles each branch by gnawing a groove around it, thus killing it to provide suitable food for the larvæ.
    • Girdler One who girdles.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n girdler One who girdles.
    • n girdler A maker of girdles or of small articles in metal-work to be attached to the girdle.
    • n girdler In entomology, one of several cerambycid beetles which girdle twigs of various trees after oviposition to furnish decaying wood for their larvæ to feed upon: as, the twig-girdler, Oncideres cingulatus. See cut under twig-girdler.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Girdler one who girdles: a maker of girdles
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. gyrdelgyrdan, to gird.


In literature:

The outer north aisle contained the Girdlers' Chapel.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Churches of Coventry" by Frederic W. Woodhouse
Another insect often found in a nut orchard is the oak tree girdler, which also is active in the latter part of the summer.
"Growing Nuts in the North" by Carl Weschcke
But old Girdler was a boy himself once, and knows what it is for a fellow to get into a row for being a brick.
"Tom, Dick and Harry" by Talbot Baines Reed
They made for the Girdler lightship, and on the Girdler Sands they found the Fusilier.
"Battles with the Sea" by R.M. Ballantyne
The hickory twig girdler (Oncideres) is abundant in some localities, but not as yet very destructive.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Second Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association
This slide shows one of the pests in the pecan orchard, the twig girdler, at work.
"Northern Nut Growers Association, Report of the Proceedings at the Third Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association
Girdler 12 miles S.E.
"Fragments of science, V. 1-2" by John Tyndall
"The Apple" by Various
A gift of L5 is noticeable as coming from the Girdlers' Company, 'Societas Zonariorum.
"Annals of the Bodleian Library, Oxford, A.D. 1598-A.D. 1867" by William Dunn Macray
Girdlers Hall, A63 3-10.
"Maps of Old London" by Anonymous
For instance, the association of loriners, united girdlers, and the bowyers.
"Over the Ocean" by Curtis Guild
Girdler, currant stem, *215.
"Elementary Zoology, Second Edition" by Vernon L. Kellogg

In news:

We have twig girdler beetles in our post oak trees.
Twig girdler' beetles likely culprit for littered yard.
Reynolds Girdler is 82, and he says he has seen enough years on Wall Street to watch out for those ending in seven .
Twig girdler' beetles likely culprit for littered yard.
Twig girdler beetles are attacking oak trees.
These " twig girdler s" are distributed through the eastern United States from New England to Florida and as far west as Kansas and Arizona.
This is possibly a result of a long-horned beetle often referred to as the twig girdler.